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Hungary rejoins EU’s vaccine procurement system due to Omicron variant -PM – Metro US

Hungary rejoins EU’s vaccine procurement system due to Omicron variant -PM

COVID-19 vaccinations at Albert Szent-Gyorgyi Clinical Center in Szeged
COVID-19 vaccinations at Albert Szent-Gyorgyi Clinical Center in Szeged

BUDAPEST (Reuters) – Hungary decided to rejoin the European Union’s COVID-19 vaccine procurement process to shield its population from the Omicron variant, ordering 9.5 million doses of the jab developed by BioNTech SE and Pfizer.

Prime Minister Viktor Orban also told a news conference on Tuesday that he expected the European Commission would publish a clear stance before the end of the year including nuclear energy in its “sustainable finance taxonomy”, a rulebook that will restrict which activities can be labelled as climate friendly investments.

(Reporting by Gergely Szakacs and Krisztina Than; editing by Jason Neely)

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